As we get closer to Eurovision new year, more and more countries confirm of their intention that they will be participating in next year’s competition. This time, we have another Baltic country confirming their intention, and that is Estonia.
Estonia’s selection method for 2023 to be confirmed
ERR has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be joining the party in the UK next year. However, it is yet to be revealed how they will be selecting Estonia’s Eurovision 2023 representative.
It is most likely that ERR will once again use their national final ‘Eesti Laul’, which has been used since 2009. In 2022, ERR surprised Eurofans, when they added a Quarter-Finals round, which saw 4 rounds of shows, showing 40 music videos, and condensing it down to 20 entries for the Semi-Finals. If ERR does use Eesti Laul, it is yet to be revealed if the Quarter-Finals will stay in place for 2023.
Estonia’s Eurovision Journey
Estonia has appeared at almost every Eurovision since its debut in 1994. They won the contest once with Tanel Padar, Dave Benton, and 2XL in 2001, singing Everybody. Other notable Estonian entrants include 3rd placer Sahlene with Runaway in 2002 and Ines with Once In A Lifetime in 2000, who placed 4th. More recently, their highest-placing entries have been Urban Symphony with Randajad in 2009 and Ott Lepland with Kuula in 2012, both of whom finished in 6th place.
In 2022, they elected to send STEFAN through Eesti Laul to the contest with “Hope”. He successfully qualified for the final and finished in 13th place with 141 points.
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News Source: ESCToday
Photo Credit: EBU / Andres Putting